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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

What would you grab/What to save?

I was taking my visit over to Swap Blog and stumbled upon an interesting post.
The post had been linked from a friend of his named Pink Kitty. It ask the question...
In fire what would you save? So I began to think about it and found that I would burn to death trying to grab 50 different things. I finally narrowed it down. So here is my six( seeing how this is the number they both used)...

1. The rabbit.

2. My cuff links and money clip ( my wedding present)

3. The Vaio.

4. My text books.

5. My Phone ( it is new an I dig it).

6. Our marriage license.

Some are trivial but all currently play an important role in my life at this moment.

What God Wants.

This is a question that people have cried out in their darkest hour, and asked in their most confused moments. Some people even ask themselves this question when they are wanting to serve Him but don't know where to serve. I cannot tell them the answer to that but I can tell you and them how much He wants.
100%
God does not settle for the 50% relationship. Nor will he settle for the 75, 85, or 95% percent. Make mistake that He will not settle for 99.999999 percent. It is 100% all the way. Nothing else will do. This means your prayer life is healthy (the Bible says to pray everyday without stopping), it means obey commandments. When you fail to obey you try again and again until you are free from the sins that bind you up. It means to tell other about God every chance you get. 100% means to make your life Holy.
Allowing God to take control of your life is the first step toward everything in your walk with God. Once you commit you give your all to living for God. Everyday in everyway you have to live for Him. Eat, breathe, talk, walk, sleep. Hide psalms and hymns in your heart so that you will not forget God. Never give up. Why? Because 99.99999 percent means you have been disobedient. Fall but rise up and over come.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Golden Compass...

Phillip Pullman hates the work of C.S. Lewis. He is an atheist. He has made a movie that is the exact opposite of the Chronicles of Narnia.
Nichole Kidman has the starring role. This movie slickly dumbs down your kids into getting them to watch what the atheists believe to be truth.
The Golden Compass is set to release in theaters on December 7, 2007.
For the full story click here...

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Faith Mail

Faith Mail is up and running. At Faith Mail you will read various emails that have been sent to me. It went online today. Feel free to copy and paste them in your daily emails to encourage, uplift, and spread the gospel.
You are strongly encouraged to email me your faith based emails so that they may be posted on Faith Mail.
You can click on the links above to go and check out Faith Mail. Let us know what you think about it and help to build it up.

GOD IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE

I admit that there are times
That I am tempted to despair.
Then God speaks in all His mercy
To let me know He's there.

He took care of yesterday for me.
Tomorrow is in His care.
Today He will walk beside me
In answer to my prayer.

He brings constant joy and comfort
To ease my concerns away.
I could not go on without Him
To be my companion through each day.

I would just like to remind you
To lean hard upon His breast.
Release each trial to Him.
Wait for Him to do the rest.

Written By:
Evelyn D. Putnam

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Web Site Watch-Zipskinny

This is a fun fact filled web site. At Zipskinny you find what the title says. The skinny on your own zip. Thats right. Type in your zip and you will tons of information. Average wages, education, professions, marital status, age and much more. You can even compare the results of your zip code to others around you or around the nation. This was a blast.
Click here to go to ZipSkinny.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

It really is sad to me.....

They don't believe in God. They choose not to believe that they are created but rather believe that they were able to evolve from other life. Yet the statics say that the odds for evolution to happen would be 10 to the power of 10 to the power of 123. Just so you know that is impossible. You would have a better chance of finding a leprechaun. So why do they stick to their guns. They think that they will change what we believe, they like joke at others belief systems,they are able to accept anything they are told , or just want to debate. One of those four if not all of them can the average atheist fall into.
Why do they write entire blogs about a lies against God? Why waste their time to try to disprove something they don't believe in? Deep down inside they know. Yeah that is why they do it. They have that feeling in the pit of their stomach that says God is alive and He loves them. They fight it with their words and actions to try and make it go away. Wouldn't it be great if they were to all accept it.God has great plans for the atheist if they would stop fighting them.
I have heard it said by many of them that they were once Christian. No they weren't. If they had been they would have loved God and loving being more than feelings they wouldn't, no they couldn't turn away from Him.They would have been committed to Him. They were probably raised in a Christian family. They probably went through the motions of Church, and revivals, and maybe even prayed. However that doesn't make you a Christian. When you are Christian you dedicate your life to God. Separating yourself from the world to live a holy life.You accept His Son to be you savior. It is impossible to be a Christian and not live your life from that moment on for God. That is not what a Christian is. A Christian will profess their faith till the day they die. Seeing how they say they were once a Christian and now are atheist implies the following. They are alive and therefor are not a Christian due to the fact that they didn't dedicate their life to Him if they no longer follow Him. Don't believe that mess of "I was once a Christian." That is a trap by satan to make you think that they may be alot like you and you should give what they say some credit. Research it without being bias.You will find God to be real.
Most of them will say that science shows evidence of evolution. They all must have ran carbon dating test, used radiometric dating first hand, been there when fossil's were discovered, seen evidence first hand that proves that it happened. However over 95% of them refer to books and other peoples writings. They don't refer to their own work in the fields. They call them scholars and brilliant minds. All the while showing bias toward the answers they want. Anyone who believes the opposite is living out childhood fantasies. If they had they chance to use a double blind method and lay their hands on fossils or run radiometric dating they would be lost by the results. They take the words of people who think like them and never question what they say. Quoting authors like what they say is absolute fact without any debate or searching to see if the evidence can be viewed another way. They seem not to use critical thinking. Then call us ignorant.
Most of the atheist blogs I read love to blog about Christian's who fall short and commit sins. Why? What concern is to them? They Bible stats that "everything we think or imagine is bent toward evil from childhood".Genesis 8:21
Let me break that down even more. We are going to sin and God knows it. He knows it. So why display it for the world.God already has done that!Our how about tell of evil all people do. Some try to hide it.Like this one here....
Atheist in the prison system...
2% of the State and Federal Inmates are Atheist
The atheist only commit 2 % of the crime? Yeah but here is the kicker..
Atheist make up 14% of the population in North America! All in all if you have the numbers lined up and do the math the numbers are the same. There are just less if them so the margin looks small. 2 out of 14 atheist will go to prison. Same thing for Christian's and other beliefs.They don't tell you that. People commit crime not God.
I was reading recently about how an atheist claimed the death of Cassie at Columbine has never been confirmed to be about God. Referring to the little girl who lost her life for saying that she believed in God. Yes it has! Her classmates who were right beside her and got her blood stained on their clothes witnessed this happen. All people are sinful. I guess since science cannot prove it ,even with many who were witness to it, that it is cannot be said to be true. That is grasping at straws.
Why my blog disrespected with foul language when it is cleared said at top to be a clean site? Who knows. The chat rooms and other blogs were already cluttered with crude uncivilized words that they had to try to containment my site. It won't happen. This blog is God driven. If you cannot handle that then maybe you should stay away. I will not change it, will not shut it down, will not allow the worlds beliefs to spill over and chase of the readers I have who wish to visit a clean site. I will continue to use Blue Collar Blogger to spread the Word of God. If you want to visit and talk civilized then come and visit. If you want come over and leave rude, ill, or foul remarks then don't bother. IT WILL NOT BE POSTED.
This blog is owned and operated by a servant of God who will serve the word of God not matter who likes it or dislikes. Bottom line I am here for God. I will spend my life telling you, your kids, and any one else I meet about God. Like it or not that is the way it is.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Current Blog Rankings

So what if we don't get 400 or more hits a day. If one person was to read this blog in the last 90 days I would call it success. That one mean that one person had to see a post, some scripture, or just clean topics. I don't think the world has the right view on success. We believe that without individual achievements we are nothing important. That is the American view. Our nation is considered and individualist nation. Meaning we focus on personal achievements. Don't believe me then look at our newspapers or the ads for the Army.
"Be an Army of one!"(Something along those lines)
Where as other nations (not all but some) are collectivist. They promote functioning as a unit. In everything. From work, to their family, to play, to care giving. They accomplish their task so that the nation will function as a unit. That is the way it works. Compare these two examples...
"Come and work for "Blue Collar Blogger!"here you are reward with feedback for your insight on topics that you love."
Compared to..
"Come and help "Blue Collar Blogger" be read. Work as a team to accomplish goals that help everyone around you grow."
Which one do you think you would more than likely read in America? See my point?! With that said I do find fun in watching things like the Technorati's blog rankings from time(I guess I have some of the individualist mentality that I just described). While "Blue Collar Blogger" is not considered a success by most. I enjoy my writing and the choice to express myself to be alike and different. So without any more waiting the new ranking as of today, October 15,2007 is.....

1,644,723

Here are the past rankings..

July 30,2007-7,951,183

September 9,2007
-2,515,283

Today's- 1,644,723

Prescribed by the Great Physician(sent to me in an email)

The next time you feel like GOD can't use you, just remember...
Noah was a drunk
Abraham was too old
Isaac was a daydreamer
Jacob was a liar
Leah was ugly
Joseph was abused
Moses had a stuttering problem
Gideon was afraid
Samson had long hair and was a womanizer
Rahab was a prostitute
Jeremiah and Timothy were too young
David had an affair and was a murderer
Elijah was suicidal
Isaiah preached naked
Jonah ran from God
Naomi was a widow
Job went bankrupt
Peter denied Christ
The Disciples fell asleep while praying
Martha worried about everything
The Samaritan woman who was divorced, more than once
Zaccheus was too small
Paul was too religious
Timothy had an ulcer..AND
Lazarus was dead!

Now! No more excuses!
God can use you to your full potential.
Besides you aren't the message, you are just the
messenger.
Have a great day!!! The SON is shining and He
can certainly use you!



Dear God, I have a problem, it's Me.

There is no key to happiness. The door is always
open.

Do the math .. count your blessings.

Faith is the ability to not panic.

Laugh every day, it's like inner jogging.
If you worry, you didn't pray . If you pray,
don't worry.

Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be
bent out of shape.

When we get tangled up in our problems, be still.
God wants us to be still so He can untangle the knot.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Leave it to a West Virginia Farmer(Linked Post)

The Following Joke came from The Good Report.
A West Virginia Department of Highways employee stopped at a farm and talked with an old farmer. He told the farmer, "I need to inspect your farm for a possible new road. "The old farmer said, "OK, but don't go in that field. "The Highways employee said, "I have the authority of the State of West Virginia to go where I want. See this card? I am allowed to go wherever I wish on farm land."
So the old farmer went about his farm chores. Later, he heard loud screams and saw the Department of Highways employee running for the fence and close behind was the farmer's prize bull. The bull was madder than a nest full of hornets and the bull was gaining on the employee at every step.
The old farmer called out, "Show him your card", "SHOW, HIM, YOUR,CARD!!!!"
Click here to check out their blog.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Who's your Buddy?


How true is this picture? For some not all that true. Well I would say for most. Not just for the lost but the saved also(This will probably get a comment asking who is lost,I believe the lost to be any who have not accepted Jesus has their savior). We have alot of people in our Church today who don't understand something really important about Jesus. He is our friend. To any person there are four stages of relationships between themselves and others.
1. Stranger
2. Acquaintance
3. Friend
4. Enemy
To the lost He is a stranger. To the prayer warriors He is a friend. To those who challenge them He is their enemy. to most He is the guy you see outside while you mow and wave but never even think about going over to talk to Him. He is there. He greets you and you greet Him. He blesses you with a chance for friendship and you are too busy to stop and talk. He comes over to talk to you and you just want Him gone so you can get back to the game.
Jesus wants to talk to you and wants to be your close friend that you talk to on a daily basis whenever you can. He want to be the guy that without Him there you don't want to watch the game. He is God but He is also your friend. Even those who don't want to know Him He wants to be a friend with. Have you ever done that in school. Wanted to meet some body and when you do you find out they really have no interest in you or they just plain dislike you. Maybe you knew some one that gave you that look and when you were in the same room you had that thick atmosphere that made it hard not to notice they didn't like. We do that to Jesus. We let Him know we don't want Him by not praying, not reading His word, not allowing Him to be part of our lives no matter how hard He tries, by just not looking at Him. He knows what you mean with that! He wants to be a friend to you, to me, to everyone.
If I had to choose one friend for life I would want the friend who raised the dead. The one who loves me and will forgive me no matter how screwed(sorry about the language) up I am. He wants me! Why would I not want Him? Lets get the word out that Jesus is our friend!everyone should know this. Look at the picture! It is true guys and gals. Who is your Buddy? It could be Jesus! Let Him in!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

The Ugliest Products in Tech History. (According to PC World)

Microsoft Zune, above right
"iMac Flower Power and Dalmatian, left "

The photos you see are from PC World's recent article entitled the "The Ugliest Products in Tech History". I have to agree that some are very much hideous. How ever I like a couple of them. The Zune from Microsoft is a work of art to me. I enjoy the simplicity of the controls and the large screen. The player is no lightweight and cannot be crammed into a pocket but I still like the fact that it doesn't look like every other sexy MP3/Video player you will see out there.
The Nintendo Virtual Boy. I didn't think that anyone remembered those things. I had one when was a little lad. I never did like it much. It was never easy to see what was going on with the game and the thing was ugly and bulky.
Judge for yourself and to learn more about these ugly babies click here(links to PC World).

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Who are you preaching to?(linked post)

The following is the the first segment of a good post over at Biblical Preaching.
Preaching can be considered a relatively simple equation. You try to get the biblical message to the people sitting in the pews. Yet we so easily give all our effort to one half of that equation. We may study the passage for hours, but give little or no thought to the listeners. So next Sunday, who will you be preaching to?
Click here to read the full story.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

What my Visitors Tell Me


These are the O.S. that visits my site. Has you see XP is still the clear leader. Windows 2000 in second, Vista and the Mac OS X seem tied for third. We finish it out with Windows NT. I am disappointed that the penguin gets no love. Linux will be an at home O.S.. It is just obvious that it is not today.

Now this one is a little more interesting. 45% of the visitors I get use Firefox! That means more security for most but sadly once it is the mainstream Browser it will lose that secure element. IE6 and 7 have 42% and 11%. Making them the main browser. Combined the make up 53% of the browsers out there. Opera 9.X and Safari battle it out for the last place at one percent each.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

What is it like to be a Christian?(Linked Post)

The post bellow is from BigDadGib. His blog is growing to be one of my favorites. Stop by sometime to get a great read.
A woman was asked by a coworker,”What is it like to be a Christian?”

The coworker replied, “It is like being a pumpkin.”

God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off of you.

Then He cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff.

He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, and greed.

Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see.”

This was passed on to me by another pumpkin in my pumpkin patch.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Web Site Watch- Dinosaurs and Man Co-existed Together

Looking around on the net I found another website that really caught my attention. It deals with evidence that dinosaurs and man co-existed. This website doesn't only give you text but it also gives you the pictures of art that proves that dinosaurs were not a new concept at the discovery of some old bones(as would be believed by some). This website shows photos and gives the time frame on which it was made and where it was found.
Here are a few of the photos.


Now here is the thing. If dinosaurs were extinct before we ever arrived then how could these Peruvians have drawn such detailed pictures on these pieces of art. Notice the one with the triceratops and the MAN ON TOP OF IT! Yeah that is sort of a big deal. Evolutionist will have you believe that the dinosaur was unknown to man before the 1800's. This says otherwise.
Visit Dinosaur Art From Ancient Tombs In Peru to read more about these pieces of truthful art. They have many more great subjects to read on their homepage at...www.bible.ca

Monday, October 1, 2007

Web Site Watch...

This is the first in a series I may keep on a regular basis. It works like the title. Surfing the web can be a pain. I was searching for reviews of college institutions and realized that other than big name schools it is hard pressed to find a good review on a school. That was surprising to me seeing how the one I was searching for deals with information technology(they have to be producing some nerds,and nerd is not a negative word to me). I assumed (which never goes good for me) that someone would have written a blog review, discussed it in an open forum, or bashed it somewhere (everything can get negative feedback for something).
The best site I found is collegeboard.com. While it didn't give me the school's student reviews, it is simple to compare any school to any other school you can think of. You can compare three at one time side by side. You can find information on admissions,sports, international students,if it's public or private, their deadlines, the campus life(although it is summed up in one word),and tuition. This web site makes it simple to find what you need. For instance... if you were to click on "Am I on track" it would tell you what you needed to do to meet the requirement to enroll. So if you or some one you know is searching for a college they could easily go here and compare. it.

Can Faith Help You?! No not one bit!

"And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven." James 5:15
What can faith do? Can it heal the sick? Can it cleanse sins? Can it be the factor that says heaven or hell for you? No not all! Faith does not have one merit on where you go. Let me break it down for you...
A man says that he has faith that he can move mountains and tells you he will. He looks to the snowy top and yells " Be overturned and crumble!" Nothing happens.
A woman goes to a hospital and looks at all the sick people and then says "My faith has healed you. You are no longer sick." The person never gets any better.
Last one. A man is standing before God and says " I have faith that today you will let me into heaven and I will see all of the beauty that rest just beyond this gate." He does not go there.
Now you might be saying that faith is what we need to get into those pearly gates and see the the glory of eternal life. I tell you only if you put it in the right thing. Faith avails nothing with out Jesus being the one you are faithful to and have faith in. Nothing else. Without God driving your faith you stand no chance of doing any of these things at all. God is the one has to move. You don't move the mountain on your own will. God is the one who lifts it up and cast it aside.
All the things that we accomplish in this world are driven by faith in something but the miracles are driven not by just faith but faith by God cause them to happen. Your faith is only as good as where you place the faith. If I have faith that I will be the one to cure the sick then I am mistaken. Only God heals. Faith is dead without Jesus being the one who your faith is given to.

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